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Title: Neutron Damage and MAX Phase Ternary Compounds

The Demands of Gen IV nuclear power plants for long service life under neutron radiation at high temperature are severe. Advanced materials that would withstand high temperatures (up to 1000+ C) to high doses in a neutron field would be ideal for reactor internal structures and would add to the long service life and reliability of the reactors. The objective of this work is to investigate the response of a new class of machinable, conductive, layered, ternary transition metal carbides and nitrides - the so-called MAX phases - to low and moderate neutron dose levels.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  2. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
  3. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1154724
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP--09-790
TRN: US1601030
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States); Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FAST NEUTRONS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; TITANIUM COMPOUNDS; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; SILICON COMPOUNDS; CARBIDES; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; NITRIDES; KEV RANGE 100-1000